The off-spinner, part of the playing XI for the second Test, said that people should not judge him merely on the basis of one bad performance.
“Winning and losing is part of the game. Players and a captain like Dhoni should not be criticised for losing a single game,” Harbhajan said.
“We should not forget that Dhoni is the same captain who won us the first World Cup after the 1983 triumph. He is one of the best-rated captains in the country.
“By losing just a single match, one should not raise questions over his ability,” the 31-year-old added.